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Seasoned Mixed Nuts

These seasoned mixed nuts make great hostess gifts; or just tuck some in with a Christmas present. I often add another teaspoon of cardamom, a flavor we enjoy!—Judi Oudekerk, Buffalo, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 cup salted cashews
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • In a large heavy skillet, melt butter. Add 1/2 cup sugar; cook and stir over high heat until sugar is dissolved. Meanwhile, place cardamom and remaining sugar in a large bowl; set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium; add the cashews, peanuts and pecans to butter mixture. Cook and stir until nuts are toasted, about 3 minutes. Add hot nuts to reserved cardamom mixture; toss to coat. Spread on foil to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 349 calories, 27g fat (6g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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